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Started by DeeperThought, 15 February 2016, 22:49:48
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Quote from: Puritan on 16 February 2016, 08:13:50First of all, the video is looking good.I've turned down hosting of TC's containing material with copyrights issues a few times.I have to follow our national laws in these matters since the server is located domestically.
Quote from: Puritan on 16 February 2016, 08:13:50What does the admins over at Mod DB have to say about these issues?I'm not familiar with US laws I'm afraid.
Quote from: Puritan on 16 February 2016, 08:13:50Also on December 31'st the rights of Duke Nukem shifted hands from 3DRealms to Gearbox.Now, Gearbox is tougher to deal with than 3DRealms for sure.
Quote from: DeeperThought on 16 February 2016, 09:20:56Duke Forces is using assets from old Star Wars games, it is still Star Wars.
Quote from: Forge on 16 February 2016, 16:36:13Quote from: DeeperThought on 16 February 2016, 09:20:56Duke Forces is using assets from old Star Wars games, it is still Star Wars.Who owns the rights to those old star wars games and assets you're using?That's who I'd be concerned about. If it isn't Disney, then I wouldn't worry.(i'm pretty sure you already knew that)
Quote from: Forge on 17 February 2016, 16:15:03Well tread lightly because Disney is insane about protecting their characters & i.p.they'd just as soon sue you for infringement as send you a c&d.on the other side Gearbox now has the Duke Nukem i.p. & they can be just as stupida stand alone game at this time is pretty risky
Quote from: DeeperThought on 17 February 2016, 20:02:54That sounds scary, but I can't find any evidence that either company has ever gone straight into lawsuit without a C&D first in a case even remotely like this. It's one thing if you are selling fake Disney merchandise, but this would be a free game mod. AFAIK there is no precedent for suing someone for a free game mod without even warning them first. Still, I see your point: these are not friendly IP owners.
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